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Nothing About Me Without Me

Successful clinical transformation brings together providers, payers and patients to form a collaborative care team, united by shared information.

When Patient Activation Measure levels change, health outcomes tend to change in the same direction, and costs follow*

If every clinician could spend an hour with every patient, every time, we might not need patient engagement products. But the reality is, time is limited. The challenge is how to use technology to amplify what time clinicians have for each patient, and the time that a patient or family member chooses to spend managing care.


* http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/34/3/431.full.html

A 2016 New England Journal of Medicine survey1 of clinicians and executives shows more than half citing either shared decision-making or more time spent with patients as keys to more effective patient engagement initiatives.

1 http://catalyst.nejm.org/patient-engagement-report-improved-engagement-leads-better-outcomes-better-tools-needed

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Supporting Better Communication Between Patients and Clinicians

Patient engagement includes giving patients access to their health information. But the ultimate goal is to build more effective partnerships between clinicians and patients, between the health system and its customers.

 

HealthShare Personal Community: A Patient Engagement Solution Clinicians Will Want to Recommend

The biggest supporters of patient engagement technology should be clinicians who encourage patients to use it. But in general they don’t, because most patient engagement products fall short. They can’t bring in data from all care settings and keep it fresh. The incomplete health record hinders a smoothly working, time-efficient clinician-patient relationship.

What Sets Personal Community Apart

HealthShare Personal Community is not tethered to a single electronic health record.

Personal Community makes all the information in the comprehensive, shared HealthShare patient record available to patients and their designated representatives. This is the same record used by the patient’s entire care team, presented in a patient-friendly format.

It lets patients contribute documents and data to their own record, facilitates communication with caregivers, and provides services such as appointment requests, prescription refills, and patient education.

Having one single point of access that spans the entire care continuum is the key to patient engagement success.

Lincolnshire Health and Care

Transforming Patient Care
Built with patient safety in mind, a new system will include an online portal for patients to view all their personal health information across multiple care providers, access test results, and see information about their medications. In time, patients will also be able to share their records with friends, family and care givers – putting them in control of their own care.

Baystate Health

“Our patient engagement platform, My Baystate Health, is built on HealthShare Personal Community…. The beautiful thing about InterSystems HealthShare is that it lets us design exactly what we believe is right for our patients. If we had gone with a portal tied to our enterprise EHR, it would have been much less flexible and harder to integrate data from other systems into our portal.”

Neil Kudler MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Baystate Health.

WelVU

WelVU’s innovative healthcare product for patient education and engagement is made more personal, compelling, and engaging with relevant information drawn from the electronic health record via InterSystems HealthShare.

Hixny

“To transform care, information needs to follow patients as they move from one setting to another, at the transitions of care, from the hospital to the primary care facility to the specialist or a home care setting. The Hixny Secure Patient Portal, built on HealthShare Personal Community, provides a 360-degree view of each patient.”

Mark McKinney
CEO, Hixny

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